The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors

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Vote up the best hosts and anchors on morning shows.

Many people's morning rituals involve sitting down with their breakfast and watching their favorite morning news show. There is just something about watching a trusted anchor deliver the news and the occasional puff-piece to get you in the mood to start the day. Whether you turn to ABC This Morning or CBS Morning News, there's practically a morning show on every major network channel. Which of these morning show hosts do you enjoy watching shortly after waking up?

Janai Norman and Kenneth Moton are the current anchors on ABC This Morning. The show originally debuted in 1982, and it has gone through a slew of anchors over the years. They deliver live breaking news so that you have something to talk about around the water cooler once you get to work. CBS This Morning has Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, and John Dickerson currently serve as co-anchors to give you something to watch when you wake up on the weekends. 

No matter what channel you tune into, there is someone there waiting to give you the news. You can let the world know who you think the best morning show hosts are. Vote for your favorite anchors and hosts who are presently on TV. 

Most divisive: Al Roker
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  • Kelly Cass
    America's Morning Headquarters
    99 votes
    • Birthplace: New York City, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kelly Cass' ' ' is an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, She first appeared on air at The Weather Channel in January 2000. Before joining The Weather Channel, She had been the morning weekday meteorologist at WRGB-TV, The CBS affiliate in Schenectady, NY, A position she held for seven years, While working at WRGB, She was awarded the New York State Broadcasting Award for "Best Storm Coverage" during the Blizzard of '93. Among the Special Reports presented by Cass for The Weather Channel was a feature about selected for a flight in an F-A 18 jet of the "Blue Angels" unit of the U.S. Navy. A Native of Poughkeepsie, She has a Special Interest in lake effect snow, She also is fascinated by all extreme weather including tropical storms. "She have always been fascinated by weather beginning as a child. While in College, She decided to focus on TV journalism and study meteorology as well, Weather is something we all experience and talk about, So She decided TV Weather was for her," Cass said. She began her career as a Associate Producer, and later, Weeknight weather weathercaster at WTZA-TV (now WRNN), An independent station in Kingston, NY. Cass earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Adelphi University, She also holds a certificate of international study from Yonsei University in Seoul, SK, She holds the Seal Of Apporval from the National Weather Association, A Broadcast Meteorologist certificate from Mississippi State University, and a full Member Of The American Meteorological Society. While not watching the snow fall, Cass is active in many sports, Including soccer, softball and tennis. While in Korea, She studied Taekwondo, Achieving her red belt, She and her husband have three young children.
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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  • Amy Robach
    Good Morning America
    84 votes
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: St. Joseph, Michigan, USA
    Amy Joanne Robach (born February 6, 1973) is a television presenter for ABC News. She is the co-anchor of 20/20 and the breaking news anchor/fill-in anchor for Good Morning America. She was a national correspondent for NBC News, co-host of the Saturday edition of NBC's Today, and anchor on MSNBC. Since May 2018, she has been the co-anchor of 20/20 alongside David Muir, replacing Elizabeth Vargas.
  • Jane Pauley
    CBS News Sunday Morning
    114 votes
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950), known as Jane Pauley, is an American television journalist and author, active in news reporting since 1972. She is the anchor of CBS Sunday Morning. Pauley previously held a 13-year position on NBC's Today program, followed by 12 years as co-host of Dateline NBC. She has publicly acknowledged her struggle with bipolar disorder.
  • Hoda Kotb
    124 votes
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
    Hoda Kotb ( HOH-də KOT-bee; Egyptian Arabic: هدى قطب‎, Hudā Quṭb; Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈhodæ ˈʔotˤb]; born August 9, 1964) is an American broadcast journalist, television personality and author. She is a main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today and co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. Kotb formerly served as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC.
  • Willie Geist
    Morning Joe
    111 votes
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA
    William Russell Geist (born May 3, 1975) is an American television personality, journalist, and humorist. He is co-anchor of MSNBC's Morning Joe and anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist. Geist also frequently serves as a fill-in anchor on both the weekday edition and the Saturday edition of Today. Geist is a correspondent for NBC News and NBC Sports, hosting and contributing to NBC's Olympic coverage. Geist is the author or co-author of two humor books that have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list: Good Talk, Dad – written in 2014 with his father Bill Geist – and American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures, released on October 12, 2010. His third book, the self-help satire Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back! released on May 10, 2011.